This is an ancient Roman cameo of Diana the Huntress; it dates to the 2nd - 3rd century A.D. The brown and white layer of the hardstone sardonyx is cut following the natural contours of the gem, utilizing the white layer for the bust, contrasting with a dark background.
DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.
SIZE: 11mm x 8mm x 4mm
WEIGHT: 0.6 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection Bath
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